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2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Googlios: A 21st – Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment

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Presenter: G. Alex Ambrose
Location: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Googlios: A 21st – Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment

Presentation Description: As the first decade of the 21st century comes to end and blogs, wikis, and podcasts have become more mainstream, it is important that educators step back to see how we, as professionals, are best using these tools to serve our students’ learning needs. If these modern technologies are going to be sustained in contemporary pedagogy, it is time that we “kick it up a notch” and tie these tools to both a higher theme and to learning theories. In other words, rather than using technology for technology’s sake, we need to rest on a new 21st-century foundation of teaching, learning, and assessment theory. Through a screencast, webcam, and Power Point video, “Googlios” offers not simply a “how to” but a “why to;” it introduces a model of how one educator has come to understand and organize these tools to support a 21st-century constructivist and connectivist approach to “bridge the divide” in educating our digital natives.

More specifically, this presentation will shed light on a model that demonstrates relationships between emerging tools and learning theories and between Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), and ePortfolios. By using Google Sites as a main dashboard that “mashes up” multiple Google Apps like Blogger, Youtube, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Docs, and iGoogle into an ePortfolio, students can build and organize their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE) simultaneously with “building bridges” through their Personal Learning Network (PLN)–all while supporting e-portfolio authentic assessment. One last word of caution: “Googlios: A 21st-Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Assessment” seeks to ignite an educational renaissance.


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Additional Information:
Googlios: A website of related resources
My Googlio (or e-portfolio): gAlexAmbrose.com
My Blog: www.EdVibes.BlogSpot.com

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Using VideoAnt Annotations to Provide “Audience-Based” Assessment to Students’ Video Productions

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Presenter: Richard Beach
Location: Minneapolis, MN, US
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Using VideoAnt Annotations to Provide “Audience-Based” Assessment to Students’ Video Productions

Presentation Description: This presentation describes the use of a free video annotation tool, VideoAnt, for providing specific, targeted feedback to students’ video productions. It contains a tutorial on using VideoAnt and then illustrates the use of VideoAnt to make comments on some high school students’ video production, followed by a teacher and student discussing the value of receiving this feedback.


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Additional Information:
Twitter: rbeach
http://teachingliterature.typepad.com

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Parallel Play or Collaboration–Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work

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Presenter: Paula White
Location: Crozet, VA USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Parallel Play or Collaboration–Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work

Presentation Description: This presentation will help participants think about the differences between a project that is a glorified drop box or parallel play and one that truly involves students in authentic work which is purposeful, personally meaningful and engaging and that meets a need in the world today.

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Blog
Twitter
Wiki
email: pwhite at k12albemarle dot org

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Thriving in a Collaborative Web 2.0 Classroom: The “Great Debate” and “Student News Action Network”

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Presenter: Tom Daccord
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Thriving in a Collaborative Web 2.0 Classroom: The “Great Debate” and “Student News Action Network”

Presentation Description: This video highlights innovative educational uses of the “Read-Write” Web and shows how humanities teachers use Web 2.0 to empower students and facilitate creative and meaningful learning opportunities. The session includes a conceptual framework for “e-learning 2.0,” and showcases existing classroom projects that incorporate Web 2.0 in learning.


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Twitter: @thomasdaccord

NCSS Community Network: http://ncssnetwork.ning.com/

Best of History Web Sites: http://besthistorysites.net

Teaching History with Technology: http://thwt.org/

Tom Daccord blog: http://blog.edtechteacher.org/

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Engaging Our Youngest Minds

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Presenter: Angela Maiers
Location: Clive, Iowa, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Engaging Our Youngest Minds

Presentation Description: Do you recognize the “wow” of your students? Are we cultivating such passion? Angela shares a story of a young learner and the habits necessary to ignite such a wow in students


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2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch 2009-Week in the Classroom Announcements

K12Online09 Day 7 Presentations: 15 December 2009

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Welcome to day seven of the 2009 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Today’s presentations include:

KICKING IT UP A NOTCH

The Virtual Heroic Journey
Kevin Hodgson

Unlikely Coordinates? Geocaching Across the Curriculum
Beth Ritter-Guth

OpenSim: Open Learning
Timothy Hart

WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM

Blogging and Communicative Competences in the EFL Class
Cristina Arnau Vilà

Show & Tell: Exhibit, Reflect & Critique with Blogs
Sarah Sutter

The Digital Writer’s Workshop
Jackie Gerstein

Presentation links on our 2009 schedule page should be updated by 12:15 GMT today.

HELP DESK
If you need assistance during the conference, please post your question in our conference Ning help desk forum category. If you can answer or offer suggestions to any of the questions posted there, please do! If you are a first-timer to our conference, please read the “Getting Started” page on our conference wiki.

PODCAST CHANNELS
A page containing web feeds from the conference is available, including updated links for our 2009 audio podcast and video podcast channels. Podcast channel links should be updated by 12:30 pm GMT each day of the conference.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Information about opportunities and procedures for receiving professional development are available on the PD page of our conference wiki as well as in our Professional Developing conference Ning group.

UPDATES:
Subscribe to our Twitter Channel, Facebook page, as well as conference blog post and comments in your feed reader.

ACCESSIBILITY:
Accessibility has been and remains extremely important to organizers and presenters in the K-12 Online Conference. At some point during or after the conference, please complete our accessibility survey. We value your input and encourage you to participate fully in the conference as well as share it with others in your school and community.

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

OpenSim-OpenLearning

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Presenter: Timothy Hart
Location: Orono, ME, United States
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: OpenSim-OpenLearning

Presentation Description: Opensimulator is open source software for creating 3D virtual worlds. OpenLearning is learning without artificial restrictions. This presentation is about jumping on the open virtual worlds for learning bandwagon and about giving you a start on using them in your classroom. For more information, resources, classroom examples and links, check out my accompanying blog post at edutim.com.


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Blog: http://www.edutim.com
Twitter: hartastic

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Unlikely Coordinates? Geocaching Across the Curriculum

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Presenter: Beth Ritter-Guth
Location: Lakeville, CT USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Unlikely Coordinates? Geocaching Across the Curriculum

Presentation Description: Can a worldwide scavenger hunt and a GPSr change the way we teach? ABSOLUTELY! This presentation will introduce geocaching and educaching and provide examples and resources to those interested in getting students out of the classroom!


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Twitter ID: BethRitterGuth
Facebook: BethRitterGuth
Skype/iChat/GChat: BethRitterGuth

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The Heroic Journey Project

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Presenter: Kevin Hodgson
Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: The Heroic Journey Project

Presentation Description: This presentation highlights the use of Google Maps and Google Earth (and Picasa photo)to create a fictional “Heroic Journey” story. The unit is tied to literature (The Odyssey, The Lightning Thief), writing (creating an original story with episodes of adventure) and technology (integrating online tools into the classroom). The presentation includes some sample student work from sixth graders but I encourage you to follow the links to the website where the student journeys are posted.


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Additional Information:
I encourage you to spend a little time on a journey with my students. We have created a Google Sites where all of the student work is located, including the KML Google Earth files.

The Heroic Journey Website

If you need more depth in what was shown students as they moved into Google Maps and Earth, go to this presentation that walks students through the process.

Project Overview

Thanks for being part of the K12 Online Conference. Good luck on your own journeys.

Kevin Hodgson
Twitter: @dogtrax
Blog: Kevin’s Meandering Mind

2009 2009-Kicking It Up a Notch

Telling the World: Flat Classroom Student Summit

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Presenter: Julie Lindsay
Location: Beijing, China
Twitter: @julielindsay

Presentation Title: Telling the World: Flat Classroom Student Summit

Presentation Description: The world is their audience, literally, when high school students embark on a Flat Classroom Project. As a culmination to the 12-14 week global collaborative project students have the opportunity to present their research and findings in real time through a virtual classroom. Guests internationally are invited to attend and ask questions and interact with the students. This experience goes beyond the usual classroom sharing model and promotes awareness of the scope of a global audience, confidence in public speaking and enhanced cultural exchange. This session shares highlights from recent Flat Classroom Student Summits and provides a pedagogical approach that allows safe collaboration and sharing and pushes the limits of classroom experience into a blended 21st century and Web 2.0 model.
This session will showcase best student work from the Flat Classroom project and show how students present their research and learning to an international audience. Using a virtual classroom, students from around the world present to their peers and to educators and guests and field questions. The aim of this session is to show how powerful an online learning community is and how Web 2.0 tools can support and enhance the learning experience globally. Participants will be exposed to tools and methods for facilitating this style of online showcase.

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Additional Information:
Julie blogs at E-Learning Journey’s
Follow her on Twitter